A Community Place
A Community Place student organization serves the homeless, working poor, seniors and children in the neighborhood by providing healthy bag lunches. The student group packs lunches at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church across the street from USC’s campus at 3651 South Vermont Avenue, 2pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Advisor: Rev. Jim Burklo, Senior Associate Dean, Office of Religious Life
Student leader: Griffin Damron
Thursdays, 6:30 pm, URC 106F
Our nighttime dreams are portals into the realms of the unconscious mind. Paying attention to them brings us to a higher level of consciousness, and can give profound guidance for our lives. Our group format is based on the work of psychotherapist Jeremy Taylor .
Participants are asked to keep a dream journal and to maintain confidentiality about what is shared in the group. More HERE
Coordinator: Rev. Jim Burklo, Sr Associate Dean, Office of Religious Life
Join in the joy of drumming at our drum circles – open to all students/staff! Email Jim for the current schedule.
Advisor: Prof. Murali Nair
On Tuesdays at noon, for half an hour in the URC courtyard, Prof. Murali Nair leads students and staff in the yoga of laughter. Dr. Nair is a professor at the USC Social Work school, and is a wellness coach.
USC Heartfulness helps students reduce stress and improve focus by offering free meditation sessions to explore the unlimited resources of the heart.
Native American Student Union
Advisor: Karras Wilson
Student leader: T.B.D.
USC Interfaith Council
The Interfaith Council welcomes all students of any or no faith tradition, every Tues, 7 pm, URC 104. USC has more student religious groups than any other university in the United States. All USC students are invited to come to any or all IFC meetings to learn and share about faith traditions from each other. The Interfaith Council sponsors interfaith events such as Multi-Faith Week, the Prayer Reading/Burning ceremony, SOULJOURN trips to visit faith communities in LA, and the CONOCIMIENTO Alternative Spring Break Trip.
The Yoga and Meditation Club at USC
USC Yoga and Meditation Club is the student outreach of the Art of Living Foundation, and offers programs on and off campus designed to assist students of any religious background to enhance their spiritual, emotional, and physical wellbeing through meditation and other spiritual practices as taught by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder.